India is one of the most unique travel destinations known worldwide for its historical architecture and fascinating customs and traditions.
The country recently marked its 71st year of independence and offers a rich cultural experience that travellers won’t find anywhere else. Here are 5 best reasons why India should be your next travel destination.
Traveling can be expensive, but not in this South Asian country. Both World Economic Forum and Tourism Competitiveness Report have ranked India as the 10th most affordable country in the world.
Tourists can find luxurious accommodations and fine-dining spots at competitive prices. Getting around India by public transport costs less than a bag of peanuts.
Travelling to India has become even cheaper now that the value of Indian rupee has declined. The dollar’s purchasing power in the country is 6 per cent higher than it was a year ago. People travelling from Europe can save even more by choosing budget airlines which fly between European countries and India’s largest city, Delhi.
India’s range of delicious cuisine is one of the top attractions for travellers around the world.
From Kolkota to Behar, every region of this country has its own smorgasbord of fantastic dishes that go beyond the usual favorites of butter chicken, tikka masala, mutton biryani and samosas which are more common in the U.K. and the U.S. than in India.
India’s unique buildings have a fascinating story to tell about the country’s history and cultural roots.
Agra’s Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is arguably the mostly beautifully-designed masterpiece of an architecture. It attracts tourists from around the globe. The story behind the historic building as equally sublime, making it a must-visit site for every traveller.
Deli, probably the liveliest megalopolis in India, is stimulating and stifling in equal measure. This overcrowded settlement may seem scary at first. However, the city eventually grows on you, showing its true inner beauty in the form of dusty bookshops, colorful religious temples, early morning yoga and azan (muslim call to prayer) echoing from mosques every few hours in the day.
The Border Ceremony
India and Pakistan share a frontier called the Wagha border. There is the place where both countries engage in strange, yet fascinating, parade every evening.
The ceremony attracts crowds of spectators from both sides of the border. They all cheer excitedly for their military as the rangers put on an aggressive display of showmanship.